I did not know. Yes, I did not know what I should do when I first tested positive. All I felt when I was informed is guilty. Guilty for all the gatherings, guilty for all the expenses my close contacts needed to bear, guilty for my company, close friends, and family. Even young children need to bear the pain of being swabbed.

Besides guilty, I was also curious about how my body would react to such an incident. The first day after I tested positive I started feeling itchy. Rashes appeared on my body. The second day, I had diarrhea. But I’m not sure if it was because I overdosed on my Vitamin C or it was one of the symptoms. Then, the third to tenth days were the worst days ever! I couldn’t taste or smell at all. Food tasted like plastic. I chose to skip meals than eating something tasteless. But of course there pros and cons in this situation. I lost 5kg during my stay in the quarantine center.

I met new friends during my time in quarantine and finally had some time to rest. Everyone was helpful and friendly. I even learned more about COVID-19 from the frontline workers.

To be honest, I don’t think getting COVID-19 is something to be sad about. Instead, I also considered it a blessing for me. During that critical time, I was able to filter my friends because I came to know who really cared and who didn’t. I am blessed. I received lots of love, positive words, and also supplements during my hard days. They also sent food and other stuff to my house because my whole family was also under quarantine during the same time as I was in the quarantine center. I am blessed and grateful.

Since I’m given this opportunity to share, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped me and my family throughout this journey. Thank you for not judging, thank you for all your time and effort.

To other COVID-19 patients, don’t give up! Believe in yourself and we will all recover. Stay strong. Don’t depress over something that has already happened. Enjoy every path in your life. Everything happens for a reason. Keep the faith and pray hard.